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Winnie101 Mon 28-Apr-14 17:15:29

Do you like the name Clementine? Also, what do you think of the nn Clemmie? Thanks in advance for opinions.

Mintyy Mon 28-Apr-14 17:17:00

Beautiful name and nick name. Absolutely love it.

I know one Clementine, she is now about 25 years old.

Winnie101 Mon 28-Apr-14 17:17:51

Thanks Mintyy!

Sundaedelight Mon 28-Apr-14 17:37:30

I have known a three over the years and it is a timeless, pretty name. Was on my list! Love the nn too.

Fevertree Mon 28-Apr-14 17:45:41

I absolutely love it and dd would have been a clemmie if dh had agreed!

Winnie101 Mon 28-Apr-14 17:51:33

Great, thanks sundae and fever.

Do people think its set to become more popular now? I just wonder why it isn't more popular already... It made me question whether some people don't like it.

Sundaedelight Mon 28-Apr-14 18:54:44

I think a lot of people do like it but don't have the confidence to actually choose it in the end and opt for more popular/common choices. It is a lovely name.

SuperScrimper Mon 28-Apr-14 19:03:40

People don't like it because its difficult for an adult, it's very frilly and doesn't sound that grown up. Not many people like Clemmie. It's gives 'Clammy Clemmie' and 'Plegmy Clemmie' and fundamentally because its a fruit and to most people sounds as bad as calling your child banana.

ThursdayLast Mon 28-Apr-14 19:04:25

I love love love it.
Strongly suspect DP doesn't. Think he thought I was joking when it was raised...

ThursdayLast Mon 28-Apr-14 19:05:11

Ha fevertree, just RTWT and ditto!

girliefriend Mon 28-Apr-14 19:05:58

I like Clementine but don't like Clemmie - that makes me think plegmy as well - sorry.

What about Constantine? I do like Connie smile

Kantha Mon 28-Apr-14 19:07:15

Sorry, I'm not keen. I think SuperScrimper has just about summed up my thoughts on it.

Sundaedelight Mon 28-Apr-14 19:10:46

FWIW none of the Clementines/Clemmies that I have known have EVER been called Clammie/plegmy. It's some strange leap that some may make if they are unfamiliar with the name. Don't let it put you off if you love the name. I think Clementine Churchill carried it off rather well!

peppinagiro Mon 28-Apr-14 19:12:55

I wouldn't pick it, for SuperScrimper's reasons. It's a nice noise, and I like the way it looks written down, but it's the fact that it's a fruit that puts me off. I don't like names that are actually everyday words for things, generally (so no nature names for me). And Clemmie makes me think of clammy. No girl wants to be clammy.

ThursdayLast Mon 28-Apr-14 19:13:11

Yes sundae that's who I think of.

HolidayCriminal Mon 28-Apr-14 19:20:51

I don't like it at all. NNs just as bad. Twee old fashioned?

Shallan Mon 28-Apr-14 19:25:58

It just makes me think of the song, sorry. I don't think I could meet a clementine without starting to sing it I'm afraid

Winnie101 Mon 28-Apr-14 21:23:34

Thanks everyone, I really wanted honest opinions. I think clammy in relation to Clemmie but wondered whether it was just me; obviously not! Thanks again.

Appletini Tue 29-Apr-14 01:25:38

I know three Clementines, seems to be growing in popularity.

Winnie101 Tue 29-Apr-14 03:58:14

Interesting appletini. How old are the Clementines you know?

lubitons Tue 29-Apr-14 04:07:56

I have a Clementine, it definitely is a hate it or love it name, though I'd say we get mostly positive reactions to it. She hasn't been called Clemmie by anyone (yet.) We don't call the fruit clementines where I live so that was never an issue. I did expect people to bring up the song all the time to be honest, but it's only come up once.

flavourflave Tue 29-Apr-14 07:06:28

Agree with super scrimper, however do like nn Banana, like writer Banana Yoshimoto of Kitchen. The cle sound is like clearing your throat

flavourflave Tue 29-Apr-14 07:06:42

Agree with super scrimper, however do like nn Banana, like writer Banana Yoshimoto of Kitchen. The cle sound is like clearing your throat

deepinthewoods Tue 29-Apr-14 07:14:44

God no- it's a fruit. Bit like calling a child turnip.

fidelineish Tue 29-Apr-14 07:25:38

If you are worried about puerile fruit-based puns, there is always Clemency/Clemence.

The whole clammy/phlegmy thing seems unlikely to me (not really the normal vocab of 5 year old bullies).

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